The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination results were released on Wednesday afternoon at the KNEC headquarters.
Speaking while releasing the results, Education CS Prof George Magoha noted that there was a remarkable improvement in performance in 16 subjects.
627 candidates scored A plain up from 315 last year. 5796 candidates scored A- and in general, those who scored above C+ were 125,746.
Classics Mike Mondo opened up discussion to Kenyans to give words of encouragement to the students.
One male listener narrated being kicked out after failing KCSE.
Performing or not performing in the exams is not the end of the world and for me actually this is true.
I didn’t perform well, I had a commotion with my parents and I was kicked out of the house and from there I came to Nairobi for the first time ever in my life.
And I was sleeping on the streets. From there I decided to do hawking and sell peanuts and I rented my firs thouse in Mathare.
I used ten shillings a day to buy food, and the rest of my money was for saving.
After that I decided o to do a technical course and from there that’s upto now I have managed to to have my own businesses so it is not the end of the world for those students who didn’t perform
The best student was Tony Wabuko, from Kapsabet High School, who scored an A plain of 87.159 points.
Barasa Njeri of Kenya High School scored an A of 87.087 points.
Kaboge Odhiambo from Kapsabet High School got an A of 87.080 points; Anthony Owuor got an A of 87 points; while Natasha Wawira of Kenya High School got an A of 86.9 points.